Netflix Launching First Kids Series with DreamWorks AnimationShow Based on Upcoming Movie 'Turbo' That Debuts in December 2/12/2013 6:30 AM Eastern
Netflix is creating its first original series for kids with DreamWorks Animation, to be based on the studio's upcoming summer movie Turbo.
Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) will debut on the streaming service in December. In addition to the TV series, Netflix users will gain streaming access to DreamWorks' films beginning with the studio's 2013 releases.
In theaters July 19, Turbo is a 3D comedy about an ordinary snail who, after a freak accident gives him the power of super-speed, tries to compete in the Indianapolis 500. Turbo: F.A.S.T. will pick up where the movie leaves off.
"Families love Netflix, so creating an original series for kids was a natural for us. And we're doing it in a big way by adapting Turbo, this year's DreamWorks Animation summer tentpole movie," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix.